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->''Title: Literature/{{Foundation|1951}}, Literature/FoundationAndEmpire, Literature/SecondFoundation.''\\
''Author: Creator/IsaacAsimov''\\
''AudioAdaptation: Creator/PatrickTull''
-->--'''[[ComputerVoice Narrator]]'''

A {{Dramatization}} by [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Radio]] broadcast on {{Radio}} in 1973, based on Creator/IsaacAsimov's SpaceOpera of the same name. Told in 8 one-hour segments, each episode is [[AdaptationDeviation edited]] to change the [[PointOfView Third-Person Omniscient]] narration into pure {{Dialogue}}, adding MusicAndSoundEffects for the immersive qualities.

* "Part One: The Psychohistorians and the Encyclopedists", airdate 6 May 1973
-->The first episode covers the events from "Literature/ThePsychohistorians" and "Literature/TheEncyclopedists".
* "Part Two: The Mayors", airdate 13 May 1973
-->The second episode covers the events from "Literature/TheMayors".
* "Part Three: The Merchant Princes", airdate 20 May 1973
-->The third episode covers the events from "Literature/TheMerchantPrinces".
* "Part Four: The General", airdate 27 May 1973
-->The fourth episode covers the events from "Literature/TheGeneralFoundation".
* "Part Five: The Mule", airdate 3 June 1973
-->The fifth episode covers "Part One" of "Literature/TheMule".
* "Part Six: Flight from the Mule", airdate 10 June 1973
-->The sixth episode covers "Part Two" of "Literature/TheMule".
* "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", airdate 17 June 1973
-->The seventh episode covers the events from "Literature/SearchByTheMule".
* "Part Eight: Star's End", airdate 24 June 1973
-->The eighth episode covers the events from "Literature/SearchByTheFoundation".

Copies of this radio broadcast are available from Creator/{{Audible}}, the Website/InternetArchive, iTunes, and Website/YouTube.
!!''The Foundation Trilogy'' provides examples of:
* AdaptationDeviation: This adaptation changes much of the [[NarratingTheObvious third-person narration into character dialogue]] and tries to make the dialogue sound more natural when spoken aloud. Minor elements (such as Lord Dorwin's ElmuhFuddSyndwome or Magnifico's FloweryElizabethanEnglish) are often subjected to [[AdaptationDistillation removal]], although the converse of minor elements being [[AdaptationExpansion added]] (such as expanding planet Rossem) also occurs. During "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", the ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' excerpt is changed from the Mule, to an excerpt about Kalgan, capital of the Mule's empire.
* AdaptationDistillation: This adaptation of ''Literature/TheFoundationTrilogy'' skips "Literature/TheTraders", and occasionally leaves out minor elements (the {{Funetik Aksent}}s Dr Asimov wrote, for example). "Part Eight: Star's End", does the most abridging, making "Literature/SearchByTheFoundation" (a [[SerialNovel three-part story]]) the same length as "Literature/SearchByTheMule" (published in only one part).
* AudienceMurmurs: The sound effect of a grumbling audience is used during Hober Mallow's trial to emphasize the fact that he and his prosecutor are having this courtroom debate in front of an audience.
* AudioAdaptation: This is an adaptation of ''Literature/TheFoundationTrilogy'' by Creator/TheBBC Radiophonic Workshop for {{Radio}} with a [[{{Dramatization}} full cast for the characters]], sound effects, and with stereophonic radio (one of the BBC's first ever).
* ComputerVoice: Text from the ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' is [[{{Narrator}} read aloud]] in a monotone and artificially adjusted to sound more robotic. It's also overlaid with a clicking sound to imply [[StockSoundEffects a computer recording]].
* {{Dramatization}}: As a {{Radio}} broadcast, the third-person narration was removed, and some of the dialogue was changed [[NarratingTheObvious to include characters talking about their actions]], such as who is entering/leaving the room.
* DropShip: In "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", Bail Channis explains to the Rossom governor that the transport they arrived on is merely a surface-to-ship capsule, and that their spaceship remains in orbit around the planet.
* EncyclopediaExposita: The ''[[GreatBigBookOfEverything Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' excerpts are read in a [[ComputerVoice monotone voice and artificially adjusted to sound more robotic]]. It's also overlaid with a clicking sound to imply [[StockSoundEffects a computer recording]]. The excerpts primarily appear at the start of certain story segments aligning to their publication as a {{Novel}}, it also shows up to [[FootnoteFever interrupt the text, like a footnote]]. During "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", the excerpt is changed from the Mule, to an excerpt about Kalgan, capital of the Mule's empire.
* FootnoteFever: The ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' is read as an {{Epigraph}} at the start of each story segment, but also interrupts the dialogue occasionally to clarify terms that the audience may be unfamiliar with. Mostly during "Part One: The Psychohistorians and the Encyclopedists".
* GratuitousPanning: This 1973 adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's famous work starts with a computer voice speaking over the sound of [[StockSoundEffects a teleprinter]]. To imitate the effect of the machine printing, the voice pans slowly from left to right and then back at the end of each 'line'.
* LuddWasRight: In "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", the citizens of Rossum point out that their existence, lacking in technology or intense thought, has made them content and happy with their life, unlike Captain Pritchard who has been highly stressed throughout this whole situation.
* NarratingTheObvious: The closest thing to a {{Narrator}} in this broadcast are the recitations from the ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]''. The {{dramatization}} required changes to the dialogue to include many of the character actions that had been described by the third-person narration, causing characters to describe what they see happening to the character taking that action.
* {{Narrator}}: The ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'' is read by a narrator with [[StockSoundEffects a teletype machine in the background]] and in a [[ComputerVoice monotone voice artificially adjusted to sound more computery]]. The original work's third-person narration is removed, [[NarratingTheObvious leaving characters to comment on each other's actions]].
* NoisyNature: In "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", the farm animals are noisier than the humans when the characters visit a pig farm. Pigs don't usually squeal and grunt constantly.
* PragmaticAdaptation: To capitalize on their [[{{Dramatization}} multi-actor cast]], many lines from the third-person narration in the book were rewritten to be {{dialogue}} for the characters.
* RadioVoice:
** "Part One: The Psychohistorians and the Encyclopedists": During Hari Seldon's trial, everyone's voice gains a reverb to indicate that they're using a microphone to speak to the room.
** "Part Three: The Merchant Princes": During Hober Mallow's trial, he and his prosecutor take on a soft reverb and the background fills with AudienceMurmurs to indicate a large room and microphones to carry their voices.
** "Part Seven: The Mule Finds": The mental voices used for PsychicPowers develop a reverb so that they are not mistaken for verbal dialogue.
* SecondHandStorytelling: While most of the examples are played as straight as they are in the original work, "Part Two: The Mayors" manages to shift King Lepold's recounting of [[TheGrandHunt the Nyak hunt]] to occuring during the hunt itself, rather than speaking of it in the past tense.
* StockSoundEffects: When the [[ComputerVoice computerized]] narrator announces the title or quotes from the ''[[EncyclopediaExposita Encyclopedia Galactica]]'', the sounds of a teletype machine play in the background to imply that the {{Narrator}} is a mechanical recording.
* SpeechImpediment: In "Part Seven: The Mule Finds", the people of Rossum struggle to communicate clearly, usually stuttering over simple words.
* TitleDrop: The last episode, "Part Eight: Star's End", refers to Hari Seldon's statements (during "Literature/ThePsychohistorians"), that the Second Foundation is founded at Star's End.

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